Laser and 4K help Epson claim the top spot in Pro Display projector market

posted on Wednesday, 30th May 2018 by Steve May

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Epson has taken the top spot in the Pro Displays market, claiming a 26.7 per cent share, according to new data released by Futuresource. This represents a rise of almost 11 percentage points over last year, overtaking Panasonic.

The company puts its growth down to new introductions in the pro AV, corporate and education sectors earlier this year. Innovations have included its first laser projector range, led by a 25,000-lumen model two years ago, and the company’s first first native 4K projector, unveiled at ISE earlier this year.

The 4K EB-L12000Q is a 12,000-lumen 3LCD laser projector designed for high-end rental and fixed installations at events, festivals, visitor attractions, large auditoriums, trade shows and shopping centres. It can use the same 4K-compatible lenses as Epson’s EB-L1000-Series projectors.

Neil Colquhoun, executive director, professional displays, Epson Europe, adds: “Our customers don’t just want world-class products, but also world-class service and support which they receive from our fantastic commercial and technical teams. Our pan-EMEAR investment in this area leads the market in itself. We may not always be first to market but, thanks to this unique partnership with our customers, we are best to market, as these numbers confirm.”

According to Colquhoun, Epson has a new compact 20,000 lumens model arriving shortly, as well as signage and meeting room solutions.

Epson ISE 2018-12

Epson’s first entry in the compact 20k-lumen WUXGA category will be the EB-L20000U. It will be a stablemate for Epson’s 25k lumen installation laser projector, the EB-L25000U. Both models share a casing designed to fit into industry-standard tubular steel frames.

Epson also has a range of 3LCD laser projectors incoming, designed for meeting rooms, educational establishments and visitor attractions. The EB-L615U, EB-L610U, EB-L610W, EB-L510U and EB-L400U will replace existing lamp-based projectors, for projects requiring 4,500-6,000-lumen solutions, and offer HDBaseT connectivity and screen mirroring.

Globally, Epson remains the largest projector brand, a position it’s held onto for 17 successive years, with total global sales of projectors of 22.3 million since 2006.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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